Special Issue "Au-Pd and Au-Pt NPs and Alloys for Catalytic and Electrocatalytic Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019) | Viewed by 7251
Interests: Au catalysts supported on reducible oxides: synthesis, investigation of structure-activity relationship, application in CO, PROX, VOC oxidation; Noble metals (Pd, Pt, Rh) and perovskite catalysts for environmental depollution, especially for after-treatment of exhausts gases emitted by vehicles and ships in compliance with IMO 2020 regulations; Ni-based catalysts for syngas production and CH4/CO2 activation, Dry reforming reactions; LSCF and Pd/Ni LSCF doped oxides as cathodes for SOFCs, and as photo-catalysts for pollutants abatement; Conversion of oils and fats to biodiesel over solid acid catalysts
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Interests: scientific bases for preparation and selection of heterogeneous catalysts; synthesis, characterization and application of nanosized gold catalysts; relation between structure and catalytic activity; catalysis for environmental protection–hydrogen production via WGSR and PROX, CO and VOCs oxidation
Bimetallic nanoparticles (NPs) have received considerable attention for their unique optical, magnetic, electrical and catalytic properties, which are very different from those of their monometallic NP components and which are dependent on their morphology and composition. Gold is very useful as an alloying metal due to its relatively low reactivity and it has been successfully used in conjunction with metals, such as palladium and platinum, as a catalyst and electrocatalyst. Au-Pd and Au-Pt bimetallic systems are attractive systems in low temperature CO and VOCs oxidation, PROX reaction, N2O decomposition, vinyl acetate monomer synthesis, hydrodechlorination of CClF2, hydrogenation of hydrocarbon, cyclotrimerization of acetylene, direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide and so forth. Moreover, Au-Pd and Au-Pt have shown enhanced electrocatalytic activity in oxygen reduction reactions (ORR) and as well in the electroxidation of methanol and reduction of 2-nitrophenol.
The structure of bimetallic combinations depends mainly on the preparation conditions and miscibility of the two components and therefore on the Au/Pd or Au/Pt ratio. Au–Pd and Au–Pt have been reported to exhibit a core–shell structure or an alloy phase depending on the preparation method. Proper characterization techniques, such as FT-IR, Raman, HR-TEM, XRD, XPS along with density functional theory (DFT)-based mechanistic studies, may elucidate whether the Au and Pd/Pt components are chemically segregated or intimately alloyed in the synthesized NPs, providing a fundamental understanding of their reactivity.
Based on the wide range of investigation and application of bimetallic Au-Pd and Au-Pt NPs, the present Special Issue aims to cover recent research progress, both theoretical and experimental, in the field of Au-Pd and Au-Pt alloys.
We invite you to submit your research in the form of original research papers, mini-reviews and perspective articles.
Dr. Leonarda Francesca Liotta
Prof. Dr. Tatyana Tabakova
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- heterogeneous catalysis
- advanced synthesis routes
- physicochemical–textural-structural characterizations
- structure–activity relationships
- computational studies